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Music

11 Pop Songs Skillfully Covered by Hard Rock Bands

I was in my office the other day listening to Hellyeah’s version of “I Don’t Care Anymore” and my officemate and I started discussing other great cover songs done by bands you wouldn’t expect, which prompted this list… 11 Pop Songs Skillfully Covered by Hard Rock Bands.

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Movies / TV

Why This Back to the Future Set Looks Familiar, and Other Easter Eggs

For anyone who has taken the Universal Studios tour, it’s no secret that thousands of films and television shows have been shot on the studio lot, and many feature one of the most recognizable false-front landmarks on the lot, the “Clock Tower,” a courthouse set piece that figures prominently in the 1985 blockbuster Back to the […]

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Non-Fiction Unexplained

A Haunting: Late Night Notifications

One of the phenomena that has convinced us our house is haunted is repeated electrical quirks and electronic anomalies. We’ve had lights turn themselves on, bulbs blow-out in spectacular flashes, as if to get our attention, and electronics that have responded to us, as if something is “answering” us. Sometimes it seems mischievous, like a […]

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Music

6 Great Rock Bands Who Didn’t Quite Make It

How could a great rock band, if they are truly great, not become a phenomenon? Right? Maybe new record label management left them out in the cold. Maybe substance abuse and interpersonal drama spelled the end. The reasons are many why these six great rock bands didn’t quite make it, with emphasis on the word […]

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Fiction Unexplained

Short Story: The Rider

Patrick Elliott is a troubled driver for an Uber-style rideshare service. After a moment of inattention leads to a violent traffic accident, Patrick flees the scene, leaving a motorcyclist dead on the side of the road, but soon, he finds himself haunted from beyond, and hunted by the law.

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Technology / Space

Apollo Moon Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

NASA recently re-scanned and released high-resolution photos from the Apollo missions in their native, unedited format, allowing us to get a look at the surface of the moon in unprecedented detail. The photos as released, however, had no color-correction, cropping, or manipulations of any kind, which left some looking a little underexposed and washed-out. I […]

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Local History

Discovering Interesting Ancestors

I owe it to my wife and mom that I have developed an interest in ancestry. I’ve always wanted to trace my family tree, but thought I didn’t know enough about my family to learn anything of substance, but the women in my life convinced me otherwise, and I’ve recently been discovering interesting ancestors. It’s been […]

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Podcasts / Audio

Strange Lands, Episode 4: The Oscar 7 Event

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1968, two alarms sounded in the Oscar 1 Launch Control Center. The alarms were OZ, outer zone, and IZ, inner zone, perimeter alerts at the United States Air Force’s Oscar 7 missile silo, down the highway from the Launch Control Center. While OZ alerts were frequently tripped […]

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Local History

Update on One of Fargo’s Oldest Unsolved Missing Persons Cases

Despite a denial by Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson in February, 2015, news coverage since that time suggests the murder of NDSU Student Tom Bearson is becoming a cold case. Although they continue to diligently work the case, Fargo-Moorhead police have exhausted many of their leads. Although the metro police solve murders and missing persons […]

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Podcasts / Audio

Strange Lands, Episode 3: The 9/11 Assassination Plot

On September 11th, 2001, terrorists attacked America when they flew hijacked commercial jets into both towers of the World Trade Center in New York, and the Pentagon in Washington DC. A suicide attack by a fourth airliner, United Airlines Flight 93 bound for Washington DC, was foiled by passengers, but the plane crashed in a […]